Advisory: Controlled water releases at various locations

July 28th, 2023

Residents, cabin owners and travellers in the Hinds Lake area of western Newfoundland are advised that there is no longer the potential for controlled water releases at the Hinds Lake Spillway through Hinds Brook and into Grand Lake at this time.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is advising that due to high reservoir levels, there may be a requirement to release water at the following locations. Releases may begin at any time.

  • In the Jackson’s Arm and White Bay area on the island’s northwest coast at the Cat Arm Spillway into the Cat Arm River
  • In the Star Lake area of Central Newfoundland at the Star Lake Spillway into Star Brook and then Beothuk Lake;

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is also advising residents, cabin owners and travellers that water releases are still ongoing in the Upper Salmon area of central Newfoundland at the North Salmon Dam Spillway into the North Salmon River.

Please use these areas with great caution as water levels and flows will be higher than normal and may be unpredictable.

Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e.